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In 1968, Elliott Landy was assigned by the Saturday Evening Post to shoot a cover image of Bob Dylan. At the time, Dylan was at the height of his fame, while Landy was a relatively unknown but his work with the Band had been noticed by one of Dylan’s friends. The meeting spawned a friendship, yielded an album cover and a left a series of intimate photos of the musician with his young family. Here, Dylan is photographed outside his Byrdcliff home.

I was a young photographer looking for a way to publish my work. I was a human being, hurt and injured by the injustice of war

Elliott Landy
© Elliott Landy | Magnum Photos

Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in NYC in 1967.

His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrick and many others show the music scene during that time which culminated in the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer. He is also known for his work using kaleidoscopes and for his experimental still life of flowers.

Landy’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on the covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone and the Saturday Evening Post. He is represented worldwide by Magnum Photos, Getty, and several other local photo agencies.

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